Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision.

BLOG: Optometry and the presidential debates

July 17, 2019

Summertime is upon us once again. It seems to happen every year about this time. This year, summer vacation has a special treat above the warm days and fun in the sun…

BLOG: The case for wellness care

June 18, 2019

The majority of patients seen by optometrists are well. They present to our offices with vision-related symptoms. Blurred vision at distance, near or both is, by far…

BLOG: The spectrum of chronic disease

May 15, 2019

The evolution of the profession of optometry has been a wonderful thing to observe. Like many things in today’s society, this evolution is occurring at such a…

BLOG: Summer safety tips from your optometrist

April 24, 2019

The spring rain may be bringing the blues to many of our days, but it is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner. Here in the Northeast, the change of seasons…

BLOG: The quality of mercy

April 4, 2019

After a robust Vision Expo East with a chance to look at a number of new technology options for the practice of optometry, I came away from New Yok with a bit of a…

BLOG: Revisiting your image

March 8, 2019

In spite of the rash of current snow storms, spring is right around the corner. Punxsutawney Phil, in fact, predicted that it will be coming sooner than we might think. …

BLOG: Government frustrations

January 28, 2019

The new year is off to a rough start. Mother Nature has swept the country with a series of disabling storms. The last week of January promises a visit from the dreaded…

BLOG: Grassroots health care reform

January 14, 2019

Although it is winter in the Northeast, there is never a dull day in Philadelphia. This winter we were enamored with another run for the Super Bowl with the steady hand…

BLOG: Primary care optometry moves mainstream

December 27, 2018

It is the time of year to think about resolutions. As this will be my last blog of 2018, written in the waning days of December, it’s a good time to not only to…

BLOG: Election results provide mixed message for Medicaid

December 7, 2018

The 2018 mid-term elections provided an opportunity to expand Medicaid programs in several states. The mechanisms for change varied from state to state and there was an…